MFF is a celebration of nature, therefore we celebrate. Musical concerts, excursions to the Laurel Forest, drinking Madeira Wine, fashion shows plus much more are an integral part of the 6 day long festival.
Overview 2019 Edition.
The crux of the Madeira Film Festival is pay homage to the resilience of Madeira’s endemic Laurel Forest. a UNESCO world heritage site. A celebration of nature through the power of film our intention is to screen films which are unsettling & profound hopefully impinging upon the viewers imagination. We try to offer the delegate an experience through watching films, or participating in one of the events.
The eighth edition of MFF is rapidly approaching ! When we first started the festival our mantra was to screen films which deliberate the natural world in some capacity. Although we still screen films which a connotation with nature we have diversified and morphed over the years, now screening all genres and all durations. We take pride in offering a platform for filmmakers to exhibit their work.
Madeira, an autonomous region of Portugal, is an archipelago comprising 4 islands off the northwest coast of Africa. It’s known for its namesake wine and warm, subtropical climate. The main island of Madeira is volcanic, green and rugged, with high cliffs, pebbly beaches and settlements on deltas of the Fajã River. Capital Funchal has botanic gardens and is known for its harbor and a large New Year’s fireworks show.
The Madeira Film Festival accepts submissions via various platforms. Please click on your preferred medium below. Three nights hotel accommodation are provided for exhibiting filmmakers with the opportunity to present your film in historic Municipal Theatre in Funchal. We offer a complimentary festival and workshop pass to all filmmakers. The MFF team looks forward to receiving your work.
About MFF & Submission Platforms.
7 years of independent film.
The Madeira Film Festival is non competitive, as opposed to filmmakers vying for the ‘best’ film, each attending delegate will become the Ambassador of the Laurissilva Forest ( an endemic species of trees found on Madeira. We attempt to screen impinging films to both a local audience and island visitors, should the exhibiting filmmaker be present the audience may have the opportunity to journey further into the film via a Q and A session. The festival has now completed it’s 7th edition with many previous guests returning. We are a small, intimate festival but relationships both personal and industrial are forged easily by virtue of the location. MFF also presents various events which compliment the week including fashion, plays, gala dinner and excursions to the Laurissilva Forest.
Facts And Figure About MFF
An intimate festival where friends and business contacts are easily forged
Days of festivities, films, events, parties an workshops annually.
Screening venues : Teatro Municipal & NOS Forum Madeira.
Since it’s inception MFF has screened over 250 films.
Years of independent film
Enabling an experience
While esteeming the natural world
The Madeira Film Festival (MFF) is nonprofit organization whose mission is to encourage and celebrate the art of film by creating a dynamic forum for artistic, social and cultural awareness within Madeira’s local community.
We stive to achieve this by :
The Madeira Film Festival is most humbled and honoured that Dom Duarte Duke of Braganza has accepted to be the festivals patron.
Dom Duarte Pio, Duke of Braganza is a claimant to the Portuguese throne, as the head of the House of Braganza. The Miguelist Braganzas, to whom Duarte Pio belongs as great-grandson of King Miguel I, is a cadet branch of the House of Braganza
5 Reasons to attend MFF
- An International annual film event staged on the number 1 island destination in the world.
- Exceptional views and locations.
- A small and intimate festival where friends and business contacts are easily forged.
- One of the most safe and secure destinations worldwide
- Approximately 3 hours from major European hubs.